Help Stopping A Bullying Incident

Discussion in 'Allstar Cheerleading' started by FamousMatty, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. FamousMatty

    FamousMatty There are Cheeropedia articles about me! Bracket Winner

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    I am a coach from Fame All-Stars Virginia Beach. Yesterday there was a new Instagram page that came up called the Fame Slam Book. This account was created to target and bully athletes in our organization. We are unaware as to whether the creator is currently a member of our program or not, but we are trying to get the page reported and removed. If you have a moment please find and report the page. The name of the account is fame_slam_book. The account is private however we have been sent screenshots of the picture being posted along with their commentary created to attack many of athletes. I figured I would post here to try and gain the support of our entire industry in stopping this and any other bullying tactics via social media. Thank you in advance.

    -Matty Westfall
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  2. ufomom

    ufomom I have my own cheer message board

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    And once again, the depths of PATHETIC behavior takes me by surprise.
     
  3. angelndscz

    angelndscz I text ACEDAD all the time

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    A few of our athletes have been bullied from that ask.fm website. That entire website needs to be removed as kids can post hate messages that can not be tracked.

    This article discusses five teen suicides related to ask.fm posts.
    Ask.fm: New social site, same bullying - Los Angeles Times

    Unfortunately, the article was posted before the most recent suicide I know about that happened just a few days ago.
    Bullied 12-year-old US girl commits suicide after online taunts | Information, Gadgets, Mobile Phones News & Reviews | News.com.au

    Most of the parents at our gym are making our kids delete ask.fm and I know there is a petition to bring the site down. If you are a parent or coach, please ask your cheerleaders to not use ask.fm . If they have no users maybe they will shut down.


    I found another article posted today about ask.fm and bullying.
    Ask.fm: Bullying, Suicide and Twisted Logic of Teens
     
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  4. Fiercecheermom

    Fiercecheermom I have my own cheer message board

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    I was able to find it really easy. Reported. Hope it helps!
     
  5. mommadonna

    mommadonna Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Done. There is absolutely no excuse for this disgusting behavior. I hope the person who started it gets outed and punished appropriately.
     
  6. Hithitpull

    Hithitpull I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

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    That's just... horrible. No gym should have to put up with that. I've seen so much bad stuff happen on Instagram, like that Cheerlebrity fanfiction a while ago. I'll go report it now.
     
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    12stepCheermom Best Parent and Grammar Teacher '14

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    GreenStorm I have my own cheer message board

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    Me too, wanted to report it, but nothing was found. Hope the person doesn't make another one. Crazy what places we have to monitor to keep our kids safe.


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  9. Mamarazzi

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    Checked again, nothing. Thanks for the heads-up and reporting!!
     
  10. mamabear

    mamabear Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    lol... I should have read to the end of the thread before I went looking for the page.
     
  11. kristenthegreat

    kristenthegreat Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Ask.fm is the WORST- that site just has bad idea written all over it.

    Plus, as it's whole basis is anonymity, it's very easy to create a 'fake' profile of someone else to pretend to answer questions. So wrong.
     
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    I hate that site with a passion.


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  13. CheerBank

    CheerBank Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    What I do not understand is how, after there was such backlash against Formspring, Ask.fm continues to flourish as a form of social media. It is virtually the same thing. Change the name and no one remembers all the crap that transpired? Plenty of bullying and sadly suicides as well resulting from teens being tormented on Formspring.
     
  14. AndrewSky

    AndrewSky Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    You're single handedly the reason I deleted mine
    Seriously though, don't let your cheerleaders get an ask.fm
     
  15. cupieqt

    cupieqt Person everyone wants to meet this season National Champion

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    @ACEDAD 's "anti-ask" campaign has definitely been influential.


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